Training Services

As the need for skilled workers grows, Wor-Wic Community College, Quality Staffing Services, and other local partners are offering several grant-funded training programs.

NOTE: You may apply for these courses online, however, you will still have to come to the Salisbury office at 1237 N. Salisbury Blvd to complete the application, show ID, and take our Production Skills Test!

Welding Training Program

Introduction to Arc Welding is a part-time 18 week/455-hour course that includes STICK, FLUX-CORED, MIG, and TIG. These are essential processes within the curriculum. It is designed to provide the entry-level welder with the skills necessary to secure employment in the industry.

Through a partnership with Arcon Training Services and Quality Staffing Services, Wor-Wic Community College is offering a Maryland Energy Administration funded program.

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Construction Academy Training

Basic Construction I and II are designed to prepare students with the basic skills required to enter the construction industry.

Students will experience “hands-on” instruction on the proper use of hand and power tools, focus on basic safety standards for construction, review basic math and measurements as they relate to construction (mathematical functions, decimal-fraction conversion, and basic geometry), conduct tape measuring and print reading, and review drawing plans to determine materials and fasteners needed.

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Metal Fabrication Training

Metal fabricator training is ongoing through a partnership of Wor-Wic Community College, Arcon Training Services, Crystal Steel, Quality Staffing Services, and the Lower Shore Workforce Alliance. This training is free thanks to a Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) grant.

For more information about the course, please contact Wor-Wic at (410) 334-2815, visit or email Dr. Rhonda Banks at For the course schedule and to be considered for the training, contact Quality Staffing Services at (410) 742-2600 or visit and apply for Metal Fabrication Training.

The new Basic Metal Fabrication course will provide 250 hours of evening (5:30 pm – 9:15 pm) instruction and practice Monday through Friday over 14 consecutive weeks. Graduates of the training will be job- and career-ready and have entry-level metal fabricator skills that are necessary to secure employment in the metal fabrication industry.

Students will progress from basic blueprint reading and industry math to fundamental A.I.S.C. fitting practices for a variety of metal shapes. This course includes safety for fabricators and an introduction to hand and power tools. Students will develop knowledge for working safely within the industry standards, and recognize and avoid potential hazards.

Students will also safely work with oxy-fuel and hand-held plasma cutters for cutting steel and incorporate thermal cutting processes. Through instruction and practice, students will be able to use basic layout and measuring tools effectively to prepare main members for cutting and fit-up.

Additionally, metal fabrication students will be able to identify and demonstrate an understanding of the basic AWS welding symbols and various electrodes and their applications, and will also be learning and practicing tack welding techniques and procedures. Students will be introduced to industry-related structures and processes and discover requirements to qualify as a metal fabricator. Metal fabrication training includes 50% classroom and 50% shop time. Passing written and hands-on skills exams are necessary to graduate.

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To Be Eligible for Consideration, Candidate MUST:

  • Be age 17 or older
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Be able to pass a pre-employment “5-panel” drug screen
  • Display hand-arm steadiness
  • Display strong near-vision to see details at close range
  • Possess good depth perception and manual dexterity
  • Be able to stand, stoop, bend, reach, push, pull, sit, kneel, work on the ground, and work overhead
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Be able to work in extremely hot dusty and noisy environments
  • Be able to work inside with fumes or outside in direct sunlight
  • Be able to lift a least 50 lbs. unassisted
  • Be able to adjust controls with precision
  • Have excellent math skills
  • Be able to recognize and solve problems
  • Be able to work well with others and accept constructive criticism
  • Be able to supply and wear safety equipment (e.g. welding helmet, safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection, steel toe boots, jacket (100% wool, leather, cotton, or a hybrid of these materials), and 100% cotton long-sleeve shirt- ext. cost $250) for up to 7 hours per day
  • Maryland resident (Lower Shore preferred)
  • Be job-ready
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Be able to support themselves for the duration of the training

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